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New on the Tarmac: Get ready for Audi’s blistering new RS 6 Avant & RS 7 Sportback

Audi has refined the RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback to make it even more suitable for everyday use.

The Audi RS 6 Avant, in its fourth generation, continues to mark its iconic status while the Audi RS7 Sportback, its second generation, undergoes a striking design. 

Innovative exterior design

The entire front-end of both models are differentiated to the maximum. In addition to the new hood together with power dome, the performance models adopt a flatter, sportier headlight structure which offer HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light and darkened trims as a standard feature. 


The dynamic rear-end consists of the roof edge spoiler and an RS-specific bumper with rear diffuser and design elements in gloss black. In hallmark RS style, the RS exhaust system flows on both sides into oval chrome-coloured tailpipes – an RS sport exhaust system with black tailpipes is standard.

The performance models are fitted as standard with RS-specific wheels with a 22-inch 5-V-spoke design with 285/30 tyres in silver, matt titanium look, gloss turned finish, and gloss turned anthracite black finish. The calipers of the RS brake system are painted red as standard and blue on the optional RS ceramic brakes. 

The range of colours for the new models encompasses eight exterior paint finishes, including the two RS-specific shades of Nardo grey and Sebring black. 

V8 power

The 4.0 TFSI in the new Audi RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback produces 441 kW and delivers 800 Nm of torque. The high-performance models sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.6 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h; this can be increased to 280 km/h with the RS Dynamic package.

The power produced by the 4.0 TFSI flows via the standard eight-speed tiptronic transmission 

Local pricing and availability

The new Audi RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback go on sale in South Africa from 1 April 2021. The RS models are priced as follows (inclusive of all taxes) and comes standard with a five year Audi Freeway Plan:

Audi RS 6 Avant TFSI quattro                R 2,070,000

Audi RS 7 Sportback TFSI quattro        R 2,173,500

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